Chicago O’Hare Airport
In 2006 United Airlines Flight 1015 was picking up speed while rolling down the runway at Chicago O’Hare. But at around 10 p.m. on that clear summer evening the pilots saw something heart-stopping on the runway: an Atlas Air 747 cargo plane moving directly into its path. Unable to abort takeoff, the United pilot made a split-second decision to turn sharply. The planes avoided impact by a mere 120 feet.